Elon Musk against the new series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Elon Musk against the new series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Elon Musk against the new series The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, the new series based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and landed on Prime Video last September 2nd with a great public outcry, so much so that it broke important records, it immediately divided the audience between enthusiastic admirers and critics who regret the Tolkenian originals. There is also some illustrious detractor who has made his voice heard in the last few hours: it is Elon Musk. Tesla's founder wasted no time and tweeted that Tolkien was "turning in his grave" after seeing the first two episodes of the adaptations of his works.

Explaining the reasons for his disagreement, Musk then wrote that "almost all the male characters seen so far are cowards or imbeciles, or both". Only the warrior elf played by Morfydd Clark is saved: “Only Galadriel is brave, smart and cute”, commented the entrepreneur known for her shots and for her often controversial positions. One of Musk's fears, probably, is that the series portrays men as inferior or less prepared than women; after all, the same accusation was made by the thousands of trolls who in recent days have tried to bury the series, accusing it of being too politically correct due to the prominence given to female or black characters.

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Review bombing aside, one cannot help but think that the accusations made by Elon Musk also have to do with his financial rivalries. It is known that he sees in Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon, one of his most bitter nemeses, especially after the competition between their respective space projects, SpaceX and Blue Origin. Musk is therefore not new to the practice of criticizing the initiatives of Bezos' companies on Twitter. There is no doubt that for Amazon Studios and therefore for Prime Video The Rings of Power, which so far has cost $ 250 million for the acquisition of rights and $ 465 million for the realization of the first season (five are planned), are a major challenge. and ambitious, which for now is bearing fruit. In short, behind the skirmishes between billionaires there is also the future of streaming and entertainment in the background.

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Elon Musk Rips Into New Lord of the Rings Series 'Tolkien Is Turning in His Grave'

Elon Musk had some staunch criticism about Amazon's Rings of Power. The celebrity took to Twitter to voice his displeasure about the Lord of the Rings series. He argued that the characters are unlikable, with the exclusion of Galadriel. There's been a lot of talk about Rings of Power and the casting as it relates to diversity. Amazon had to delay the user critic function for the series on its site as certain fans were chomping at the bit to review bomb the show. On the other hand, a large amount of the fantasy fans out there are absolutely in their glory that they have both new Lord of the Rings to watch and House of the Dragon over on HBO. Tolkien might not have an immediate say in Rings of Power, but there are choices being taken in the show that don't directly contradict the writing. (And some that actually adhere to the source material more than you might think!) Despite all of that, the head of Tesla isn't thrilled about these developments. Check out what he tweeted down below.

'Tolkien is turning in his grave,' Musk said. 'Almost every male character so far is a coward, a jerk or both. Only Galadriel is brave, smart and nice.'

Morfydd Clark plays the elf in the Prime Video series and knows that a lot of fans have Cate Blanchett on the mind when they think about Galadriel. In an interview with Variety, she adds her perspective on some differences with this earlier period in the elf's life.

'I would say that her serenity is hard earned. I don't think you get to that level of wisdom without going through things,' Clark began. 'She actually speaks about [how] with wisdom, there is a loss of innocence, which was a really good thing for me to find in the lore. Because, like, how young are you when you're still thousands of years old? So it was thinking of what innocence she lost during this time. The elves by the Third Age have evolved to a certain degree. The elves in the First Age are really messy and screw each other over a lot, and fight and mock each other also. They are the history of Middle Earth, and so they are forever changing. It was really interesting for all of us playing canon characters to be exploring how these characters become what we know them to be.'

If people are not digging the character, Clark also had a reminder about Tolkien's own descriptions. 'There's a bit where Tolkien describes Galadriel as tying her hair up into a crown with a plait as she goes into battle,' she added. 'I was kind of like, wow this opens up so much, that this happened. And also, Tolkien changed his ideas about Galadriel, which makes her more interesting. I became obsessed with like, why did Tolkien need Galadriel to be that at that point? He kind of like fell more in love with her, I think, as he got older, and so there's a fluidity to her character.'

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